Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Megalon-5 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:44 am

Yeah, I think one of the drawings as the main hero passes a wall is Kemular. I remember it being stated on the commentary.
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby menschenjaeger » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:09 am

Yup! I watched the commentary and they flat-out say it.

The plastic boobs in the Japanese version were pretty hilarious - why bother? Also, I never knew there was a schizo American edit AND a sensible one. It's nice to have a linear English version for when I feel like snickering at dubbing.
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Rody » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:42 am

^ That scene really bugs me. It has NO purpose whatsoever, and I don't like nudity in films to start with.
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Cimmerian Dragon » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:41 pm

The purpose of the scene is to show the details of the operation on Katsura. The purpose of the exposed chest is to contrast a realistic, generally pleasant aspect of human anatomy with the artificial and decidedly unpleasant machinery which that appealing surface-layer conceals.
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Red-Death Gigan » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:23 am

Cimmerian Dragon wrote:The purpose of the scene is to show the details of the operation on Katsura. The purpose of the exposed chest is to contrast a realistic, generally pleasant aspect of human anatomy with the artificial and decidedly unpleasant machinery which that appealing surface-layer conceals.


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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Living Corpse » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:40 am

Rody wrote:^ That scene really bugs me. It has NO purpose whatsoever, and I don't like nudity in films to start with.


Well don't look at the background in Gojira, some of the island women are topless.
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Goji » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:42 am

Rody wrote: I don't like nudity in films to start with.


And why is that?
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Legionmaster » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:55 am

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Rody wrote: I don't like nudity in films to start with.


And why is that?

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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Cimmerian Dragon » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:59 am

Wait, do only female nipples make cooties? I mean, men have the same basic parts, so why should our nipples be allowed to run free?

I kid, but this is the kind of bullshit arbitrary distinction that just pisses any rational person off. Breasts are breasts. The similarities between the genders are overwhelmingly numerous. Hell, men are even capable of breastfeeding children (http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... ate&sc=rss), so why the double-standard? Do most men suddenly turn into drooling rape-machines upon glimpsing a female teat? I don't have that problem personally, my basic self-control seems to be sufficient for keeping me civilized, but maybe others are such hormonal wrecking-balls that they prefer to just avoid the temptation altogether. :lol:
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby MaxRebo320 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:41 am

menschenjaeger wrote:Yup! I watched the commentary and they flat-out say it.

The plastic boobs in the Japanese version were pretty hilarious - why bother? Also, I never knew there was a schizo American edit AND a sensible one. It's nice to have a linear English version for when I feel like snickering at dubbing.


One thing I have always wondered was whether they were supposed to be her real boobs, or actual cover ups, and plastic ones to hide her machinery.
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby TokyoVigilante » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:35 pm

Nudity is awesome. I wish films had more casual nudity. The human body is much to incredibly attractive to keep wrapped in clothes for every film.
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Goji » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:15 pm

I just can't imagine why somebody would be so appalled by some fake breasts. It's just kinda..odd.

Being so opposed to nudity must mean one thing: You've fast-forwarded every sex/nude scene in every film you've ever seen on home video. Ever.
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Rody » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:51 pm

I understand Cimmerian Dragon's point in his initial response, but couldn't they have just shown, say, her bare belly? Couldn't that be enough?
I find nudity generally unnecessary. If revealing those parts is looked down upon in real life, why do we want to see it in the media?
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Berzerkgodzilla » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:00 pm

It shouldn't be looked down upon in real life. What's the big deal with nudity? Oh, she's showing a natural part of her body! So horrible! Think of the children! I've never quite understood what the big problem with nudity is
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Goji » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:14 pm

It's "looked down upon" by whom? American prudes? Parents of sheltered teenagers? Asexual human beings?

I like you Rody, so I'll just cut this short. I don't want to get on your bad side any more than I probably already have.
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby miguelnuva » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:30 pm

Their is noting wrong with seeing a little nudity in a film.
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Cimmerian Dragon » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:04 pm

Rody wrote:I understand Cimmerian Dragon's point in his initial response, but couldn't they have just shown, say, her bare belly? Couldn't that be enough?


Breasts are usually found pleasant by men to a degree that the "belly" is not. The best way to play off the "attraction versus repulsion" angle was to use the more proactive part of the female body. The stomach is not generally considered as erotic, as appealing, and so the psychological contrast with that horrible metal interior would not have been anywhere near as effective.

I find nudity generally unnecessary. If revealing those parts is looked down upon in real life, why do we want to see it in the media


Listen, you can like or dislike what you want. However, until men are required to cover their nipples, it's pretty foolish to ask women to do so. It's the same darn body part, right down to the ability to lactate (as Scientific American showed showed on the previous page). I'll never understand why folks find the human body so disturbing. I remember when Watchmen came out, and all my male friends did was bitch about seeing Dr. Manhattan's penis. Why? Don't you have one? Does your own rod offend you when you catch a glimpse of it? For the love of all that's holy, it's all just epidermis! Why are some parts of our anatomy considered so horrifying, but others, like the elbow or belly-button, are not? Is it just because there are orifices involved? Then why not censor nostrils? Boogers bother me a lot more than butt cheeks.

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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:54 pm

Cimmerian Dragon wrote:Listen, you can like or dislike what you want. However, until men are required to cover their nipples, it's pretty foolish to ask women to do so. It's the same darn body part, right down to the ability to lactate (as Scientific American showed showed on the previous page). I'll never understand why folks find the human body so disturbing. I remember when Watchmen came out, and all my male friends did was bitch about seeing Dr. Manhattan's penis. Why? Don't you have one? Does your own rod offend you when you catch a glimpse of it? For the love of all that's holy, it's all just epidermis! Why are some parts of our anatomy considered so horrifying, but others, like the elbow or belly-button, are not? Is it just because there are orifices involved? Then why not censor nostrils? Boogers bother me a lot more than butt cheeks.

Sigh. I'll probably never understand this.


I'm no expert on the subject, but I think religion has something to do with it. After all, religion did play a large part in shaping society into what it is today.
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Cimmerian Dragon » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:29 pm

Yeah, obviously it's all tradition. I just continue to be amazed at the persistence of these fervently held, yet totally arbitrary, judgements. It's not like I'm saying people should be allowed to plop their naked ass in a seat at the theater, that would be a sanitation problem, but I'm also not morally opposed to the sight of the human posterior.
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Re: Terror of Mechagodzilla Discovery

Postby Legionmaster » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:33 am

Cimmerian Dragon wrote:but I'm also not morally opposed to the sight of the human posterior.

With obesity on the rise, maybe you should be. :freak:
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